How To Create Flavourful Doner Kebabs At Home
Doner kebabs are a great takeaway option; they're delicious, flavourful, and completely customisable. However, they're also incredibly fatty and contain a lot of calories and salt.
Eating excess fat is bad for your heart and overall health, which is why many health-conscious dieters are keen to swap a takeaway doner kebab for a healthier, homemade alternative.
As a leading provider of single-origin spices, the team here at Baharat knows just how amazing a good doner kebab can be, which is why we created our signature Doner Kebab Seasoning. Each spice is chosen to complement your homemade kebab and can be used with a variety of meats and vegetables.
Recreating the classic takeaway dish at home can save you money and reduce your fat consumption, but it's hard to know where to start.
That's why we've put together a quick guide to help you cook delicious doner kebabs at home. We won't get into the complexities of recipes and using a loaf tin to make your doner kebab the same shape as from a takeaway.
Instead of talking about the method of making your meal, we're going to focus on the components that you need to make this delicious treat and personalize your kebab.
Pick Your Protein
Most takeaways serve lamb doner kebabs, but you can use almost any protein for the basis of your homemade version. Lamb is a very fatty meat, so if you're looking to make the dish healthier, then you could consider a leaner option, such as beef mince or chicken, for your homemade doner kebab.
Our Doner Kebab Seasoning blend works well with all these meats and more, so you can use it on a variety of meats and create a truly unique version of your favourite takeaway dish.
If you're a vegetarian, a vegan, or you just want to introduce more vegetables into your diet, then you can also use our Doner Kebab Seasoning to flavour a range of meaty vegetables such as aubergines, courgettes, or mushrooms. This versatile spice mix works with a variety of protein sources, so you can create a healthy and delicious doner kebab with whatever ingredients you want to use.
Choose A Delicious Bread
Once you've cooked your doner meat or vegetables for the right cooking time and used our spice mix as a seasoning to make your ingredients taste like a traditional doner kebab, you need to find a bread for the base of your kebab.
Pitta bread is the traditional choice, but there are many different breads to choose from, including flatbreads or naan bread. If you're looking to make your homemade kebab even healthier, then you could consider using lettuce to hold it together.
Top Your Kebab With A Sauce And Other Additions
Finally, you need to add the sauce and other toppings to your food. Consider using chilli sauce to add heat, or yoghurt to make your meal richer and offset the spices in the meat.
Whatever you choose, you can use as much or as little as you want, to turn your meal into the perfect dish that you'll enjoy.
If you're interested in creating other delicious dishes from the comfort of your own home, then check out our selection of recipes. There you'll find a selection of tasty treats from around the world, which you can make from scratch using our fantastic single-origin herbs and spices.